Christmas Special: Part 1
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (PART 1)
I don't know why, but Shizu-chan and I are going shopping. He said something about getting a last minute Christmas tree or something. I'm not bothered by it, but what I am bothered about is that people from different directions are staring at us. It's like they 're expecting Shizu-chan and me to have an all out fight right at this moment, even the police are on standby. I guess we are pretty "famous."
"Ah, I found it," Shizu-chan exclaimed.
I glanced at him, "Where?"
"Over there," he pointed at a small coffee shop that had a mini Christmas tree beside its door.
"That's not the place where you get Christmas trees idiot!" I exclaimed disappointedly.
"Don't worry! I'll get that Christmas tree whether you like it or not," he declared, already walking towards the coffee shop.
"Well then, I'm going to get a drink," I called out to him.
I turned my back and walk to the vending machines only to hear Shizu-chan going inside the coffee shop. I kicked the vending machine and a juice box came out. I bend over to pick it up and headed towards the coffee shop. Before I stepped inside, I could only hear the sound of Shizu-chan shouting about some kind of nonsense. Customers rush out of the shop as Shizu-chan picks up a table. A crowd soon starts to form around the coffee shop. I go inside half expecting to see glass shattered all over, tables and chairs flipped upside-down and workers huddling in a corner. Like always, I was right, from the start I never expected that this would go smoothly after all. It was complete chaos. I cast my gaze at Shizu-chan, I didn't want to waste my precious time taking care of this idiot either but he had the key to the house so I can't go home on my own freewill.
"Shizu-chan, let me do the talking instead," I smirked.
Shizu-chan stopped midair from throwing a table at the workers and grunted, "Go ahead."
I walked over to the workers and knelt down. "Oooii, are you listening to me."
One worker flinched and said with a shaky breath, "Y-yes we are, I-I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry."
"Well then," I stood up, "I'll make an offer with you guys."
The pathetic workers looked up at me.
"Give me that tree," I pointed at the Christmas tree outside their door, "And Shizu-chan will never bother you again."
In unison, the workers quickly said, "D-DEAL!"
As me and Shizu-chan walked out of the store, I paused and turned at the workers, "I forgot to mention, we won't be paying for the property damage Shizu-chan caused."
The workers turned pale as I waved goodbye and skipped out the door. Shizu-chan picks the tree and starts to walk to the direction of our house. The crowd outside makes a path for Shizu-chan and I to walk out of. While we walk back to the house I sharply stopped for a second. Thinking back about what just happened in the coffee shop gave me a wave of disgust. Did I actually "help" Shizu-chan, the strongest man in Ikebukuro, get a Christmas tree? Is something wrong with me? In the middle of the sidewalk, I crouched down into a small ball, scratching my head. Did Shizu-chan actually brainwashed me? No no no , I smile creepily to myself, heheheh, there is no way that I would get brainwashed by that "animal." Going into a delusional state, I rubbed my temples and then laughed to myself.
Shizu-chan was the one to snap me back into my senses, "Oi flea, a crowd is gathering around us, this is embarrassing."
"Says the one who destroyed a whole coffee shop just to get a Christmas tree! You think I'm not embarrassed?" I shouted at him, barely containing my composure.
"There, there," he heaved, as he carried me over his shoulders.
"W-what are you doing?!"
"You know flea, you're lighter than you look."
"You're not answering my question-!"
"Are you eating properly?"
"Are you even listening to me!?"
We were finally back at home. I drop onto the cold, wooden floor once we got get inside, I was worn out. Shizu-chan said something about being right back after getting ornaments from a "real" shop. He closed the door and I managed to get on my hands and knees. I was crawling in the direction to the kitchen till a ringtone filled the silent house. I shot straight up to my feet, and tried to find out where the noise was coming from. The sound came from behind a pillow on top of the couch. I tossed the pillow out of the way to reveal Shizu-chan's cell phone ringing. That idiot! He forgot to bring his phone! I quickly answered the phone, to my surprised, I hear a girl's voice at the end of the line.
"Hello, is this Shizuo-kun?"
"He's not here at the moment, would you like me to pass a message for him?"
"Yes, thank you. Can you say that I changed our meet up time into 10:30, my work's running late today. Oh and let's just eat a noodle shop instead of a fancy resturant, I know a small, famous noodle shop around the corner and it's pretty close to my work."
"Ok, I'll pass this message right back at him when he gets back."
"Thank you! You're such a lifesaver!" the girl then hung up.
I closed Shizu-chan's phone only to find myself throwing it across the room. Who was that girl? What relationship does this girl have with him? Why didn't he tell me?
"Oh thank you, you're such a lifesaver," I mimicked the girl's cheery voice.
The door opens and I see Shizu-chan holding a box of ornaments.
"Ah you're back? There was this girl who called you on your phone when you left earlier," I called over to Shizu-chan, turning my eyes on the TV.
"Really, what did she say?" he asked.
I passed on the message to him and stomped back into my room. I don't know why, but when I think about that girl, there's this feeling in my heart that's weighing me down. It ached whenever I thought about Shizu-chan and that girl being together. Just what is this feeling I am experiencing?
I glanced at my window to realize that it was already evening, to be precise, it was already 10 PM. There was half an hour left till Shizu-chan meets up with that girl. I flop onto my chair and turned on my laptop. I can't take this suspension anymore, I decided to do a little "research" about this girl Shizu-chan was meeting up with. Minutes later, I jumped in surprise when Shizu-chan knocked onto my door. Afraid that he'll barge in afterwards, I shut down my laptop and ran over to open the door.
"Yeees," I say without making direct eye contact with him.
"The food's ready, if it gets cold just heat it up," he grabbed my head and brought it closer to his, "Oh and learn how to make eye contact flea."
"Geez, you don't have to grab my head," I pouted.
"Are you feeling alright?" he asked.
"Haha, why would you say that?" I laugh nervously. Did he figure out that I didn't want him to meet up with the girl?
"Well, your face is turning red," he explained.
"AAHHH, THAT"S NOTHING," I yelled, covering my face up.
I throw a flick blade at him but he carelessly dodged it causing the blade to make a scratch onto the floor. I then followed him to the door and waited for him to put on his shoes.
"I'll be going now," he said, awkwardly.
I nodded silently back at him. I watched him, with soulless eyes, opening the door and going through it, knowing that he'll be meeting up with a girl. My arm moved on its own and reached out at Shizu-chan. Wait, don't go. Don't leave me alone!
He then closed the door behind him. Without looking back.